Fast forward a little bit to Saturday. I had IMEA. I was very happy to find out that I was third chair! But I still can't decide if I liked it or not. I mean, it was fun to be able to play with a bunch of great musicians, but it was seven whole hours of practicing. I am definitely glad that the stress of it is over, though. Now I'm scared for next year, because I heard that high school IMEA is extremely difficult to get in to.
After IMEA my cousins Madison and Riley slept over. Madison is 11 and hilarious, and Riley is four and adorable. I love spending time with my cousins because they are so much fun to be with! We took them to church on Sunday and when we were passing the peace, Riley said "Nice to meet you!" every time she shook someone's hand. After church we locked her in a bathroom for 15 minutes. That sounds terribly cruel, I know. But let me explain. So my sister Leah is taking an economics class at Maine South and one of her assignments was to lock a young child in a room with some sort of desirable treat (for Riley we used a Kit Kat) and explain to them that they could either eat the treat now, or wait 15 minutes without eating the treat and get two treats. Riley is a lot smarter than we thought. We put her in the room and secretly video taped her. We watched the video when it was over and laughed at what she was doing. About 10 seconds in, she said very loudly "This is more boring than I thought." and patiently waited for about another five minutes. Then she yelled "I want my treat now! I want to eat my treat now! Hey! I want my treat now!...... It's getting hot in here!". But she didn't eat it. We interviewed her after words and here's how that went:
Me: "This is Riley. Riley say hi to the camera"
Riley: "Hello everybody, I'm so sorry I couldn't be there to see you guys."
Me: "So why did you wait in the bathroom so long?"
Riley: " I just wanted two!"
Me: " Was it fun to wait there by yourself?"
Riley: "Oh sure, and if you ask me, it would be very exciting to see you guys."
Me: "Ok Riley, say by to the camera"
Riley: "Goodbye everybody, see you next week!"
So that just proves that my cousin is the cutest and smartest little girl in the universe.